Friday, September 19, 2014

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

As we are preparing for our first exhibition game next week, I thought I would bring you up-to-speed on a few details.

Liz Boag presents a gift to Queen’s Grad, Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne:

TORONTO (August 13, 2014) – Gaels women's basketball guard Liz Boag (Kingston, Ont.) got the chance to meet with and congratulate former Gael and now Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne Artsci'77, on her majority government win.

"Premier Wynne was very personable and down to earth," said Boag after meeting Ontario's newest Premier. "It was great to hear about her student experience and what it was like at Queen's along with her involvement as a member of the track team."

Boag was joined by Taylor Jennings, president of the Queen's student alumni association, as the two Queen's students congratulated Premier Wynne along with Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala with track jackets.

Wynne was a member of the varsity track team during her time at Queen's including being a co-captain.

My day with the Toronto Raptors' coaching staff and players:
On Monday, September 15th I had the opportunity to meet and discuss strategies with Toronto Raptor Head Coach, Dwane Casey, and his staff.  After a morning pre-practise meeting, the coaches and players took to the court for a 2 hour practise.  Coach Casey and I spent an hour talking strategy at the end of practise and followed that with another 4 hour session with the entire coaching staff.  Assistant coach, Tom Sterner was kind enough to spend another hour with me to further go over some strategies and tactics.  It was an incredible learning experience for me, and I can’t say enough about how accommodating, friendly and professional the entire group of coaches and players were.

Basketball Alumni Weekend (and Tindall Tournament) Update:

October 3-5 marks the Basketball Alumni weekend, held in conjunction with the Tindall Tournament.  We will be honouring team members from the 1990-91 to 1994-95 teams at a Reception and Silent Auction on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, October 3
6:00pm Queen’s vs. Acadia  (ARC Main Gym)

Saturday, October 4
11:00am Alumni vs. Alumni game (Bartlett Gym)*
2:00pm Queen’s vs. Laval (ARC Main Gym)*
4:30pm Reception & Silent Auction (Clark Hall)*
*note time change

Sunday, October 5
2:00pm Queen’s vs. Thompson Rivers

We have a special deal for the weekend by registering for the event - $20 will cover: 

·         Admission to all games (a $27 value)
·         Admission to Reception ($10 value)
·         Opportunity to bid on Silent Auction Items
·         Complimentary beverage ticket (for the reception)
·         Complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the reception

Please register at:

Up Next on the Road:
Thursday, September 25 @ St. Lawrence College  6pm

Up Next at Home:
Tindall Tournament – October 3-5

Have a great week.


P.S. Big news on the recruiting front coming soon!